View Full Version : Opae' E sung by Acabo'oe

04-30-2008, 09:04 AM
Hey everyone, here is my attempt at singing the song Opae'E by Braddah IZ

I know my voice isn't great, but there ya go n e wayz.

"This next song I'd like to do featuring the young ladies of Hula Halau Olana.
My my my my my my

This song is an old Hawaiian story that speaks about a brother and a sister, and the sister was kidnapped by dis giant Puhi.
So the brother goes out to all da sea creatures in da ocean an ask dem fo help.
He goes to da Opae, an the Opae says, cuz, cannot help you, I too small!
He goes to da Pupu shell, and da Pupu shell says, cuz I cannot, I too small too.
He goes to da Kupehe, an alluvasudden he comes to de Opihi.
De Opihi says, Shoot cuz, can handle, I'ma crawl up da backa da Puhi's head, pau out his eyes. Den you just go inside dere cuz, and hamo ur sista.

Atleast thats my kanaka teremonology of da song. You guys can't relate dat, but I really dig it.
Song goes like dis."

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O, btw, If n e 1 wants to put up singing vids in the singing section, I say go for it.
Mahalo for watching.

04-30-2008, 09:24 AM
sounds good man. i don't know the song but sounds good to me. also kudos for posting the first singing video. and thanks for the tour of your ceiling.:)

04-30-2008, 11:34 AM
Hey Russ,

Thanks for the kind words. Haha yeah, I got nervous, hence the celing veiw.
This song was from Israel Kamakawiwo'ole in concert the man and his music.


04-30-2008, 06:39 PM
This song can be found at Huapala, a site for Hawaiian lyrics and here is the link (http://huapala.org/O/Opae_E.html). Opae E was written by Pilahi Paki and the music by Irmgard `Āluli and has been performed by numerous artists in Hawai'i.

04-30-2008, 07:55 PM
nice man. I loved your translation too haha